Skyline Drifter wrote:Couldn't agree less.
As my mate used to say on being reminded he was born in Hull (his dad had been sent there for a period for work), "I was born in a hospital, doesn't make me a doctor".
LEATHERSTOCKING wrote:The "granny rule"(a generic term, please note) and the more recent domicle rule are just diluting and degrading international football.
LEATHERSTOCKING wrote:Whether or not Andy Gray`s father played for Scotland is irrelevant, Gray himself wasn`t born in Scotland and I reiterate, what`s the point of having internationals at all if the players involved are not from the country of the FA? Players like Gordon Marshall(snr.), J.B.McAlpine, Joe & Gerry Baker were Scottish through and through but couldn`t get a game for Scotland because they weren`t born in Scotland: it was tough on them while in the midst of it Jimmy Wardhaugh sneaked a couple of caps in the 1950s although born a mile or so South of the border. The "granny rule"(a generic term, please note) and the more recent domicle rule are just diluting and degrading international football.
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